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LINGUIST List 20.1808

Sat May 09 2009

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Syntax/UK

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        1.    Emmanuelle Labeau, Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses

Message 1: Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses
Date: 07-May-2009
From: Emmanuelle Labeau <e.labeauaston.ac.uk>
Subject: Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses
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Full Title: Current Evolutions of Romance Tenses / Evolutions actue

Date: 18-Dec-2009 - 19-Dec-2009
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Emmanuelle Labeau
Meeting Email: e.labeauaston.ac.uk
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Typology

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2009

Meeting Description:

Version française ci-dessous

Tenses are traditionally presented as part of a stable temporo aspecto-modal
system where each fulfills specific and differentiated functions. "Eppur si
muove": discursive practice shows a less constraint state of affairs and
reveals a 'dynamic synchrony'.

The aims of the colloquium will be to describe and to analyse the places where
change is currently happening, and where discursive practices are likely to
make the verbal system evolve, as well as to evaluate the factors provoking
changes. In addition, it is hoped that the meeting will be the starting point
of an international reflection network on the issues covered.


Les formes verbales d'une langue sont traditionnellement présentées comme
éléments d'un système aspecto-temporo-modal stable où chaque tiroir remplit des
fonctions spécifiques et discriminantes. Eppur si muove?: les pratiques
discursives révèlent une réalité plus fluide et une « synchronie dynamique ».
Le but du présent colloque est de décrire et d'analyser les changements
actuellement en cours, et les lieux où les pratiques discursives actuelles
s'avèrent susceptibles de faire évoluer les systèmes verbaux des langues
romanes, ainsi que d'évaluer les facteurs déclencheurs du changement.

Les organisateurs espèrent que la rencontre sera le point de départ pour un
réseau international de recherche sur les sujets abordés.


Jacques Bres, Praxiling UMR 5267 CNRS - Université Paul-Valéry - Montpellier 3.
Emmanuelle Labeau, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University.
Inès Saddour, School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University.

Scientific Committee

Pier Marco Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Olivier Bertrand (Ecole Polytechnique / CNRS-ATILF / Université de Savoie)
Janice Carruthers (Queen University Belfast)
Walter de Mulder (Antwerpen Universiteit)
Patrick Dendaele (Antwerpen Universiteit)
Laurent Gosselin (Université de Rouen)
Anne Judge (Surrey University)
Richard Ingham (Birmingham City University)
Martin Maiden (Oxford)
Marie-Eve Ritz (University of Western Australia)
Carl Vetters (Université du Littoral - Côte d'Opale)
Marc Wilmet (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Call for Papers

Language: English, French or any major Romance language

Proposal: Anomymous abstract of maximum 400 words sent (via email) as an
attachment (word document) to an email message containing the author's name and
affiliation and the title

Email: return submissions to e.labeauaston.ac.uk
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